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Words of Fire 9 is Out!

  • Posted on: 17 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Prison Books Collective

Greetings!
We are excited to announce that we finally published the 9th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!!

It was actually completed in May 2017 and we’ve been sending it into prisons for the past year. We’ve just been slow to post it on our website. It includes some great poems and essays, along with beautiful drawings!! Although many of the submissions are from North Carolina and nearby states, our cover images was drawn by someone from a prison in Oregon!

México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free

  • Posted on: 12 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From El Libertario
by Cruz Negra Anarquista México - translated by thecollective

After spending the last 4 and a half years kidnapped in the North Prison of México City (DF), on the night of June 11th Fernando Bárcenas, returned to the streets! A group of around twenty libertarian anarchist friends travelled to the outside of the North male preventive prison (ReNo) [in DF] in order to wait for the departure of Fernando Bárcenas after four years and six months of prison.

Indonesia: Update on Continuing State Repression

  • Posted on: 11 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

Regarding past and future acts of solidarity from any comrades here in Indonsesia or overseas it is hugely appreciated from our friends inside. Solidarity in the form of previously collected funds for the Ucil's legal assistance we are now redistributing to Ucil's other needs and any remainder to the needs of all friends who are currently in detention. Is solidarity is still needed? Yes, in whatever form, because the spirit of us all always get to the friends who are now languishing behind bars.

June 11, 2018 statement from Michael Kimble

  • Posted on: 3 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From June 11

Revolutionary salutations to Marius Mason and all long term anarchist prisoners being held captive by the state, and to all anarchists around the world.

My name is Michael Kimble and I am a long term anarchist prisoner in the state of Alabama. I’ve been imprisoned for thirty-one years and throughout my imprisonment I’ve been engaged in the fight against authority and domination, and the how-to end this miserable existence.

New arrests in Hamilton and Montreal: Updates, and call for support

  • Posted on: 3 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Hamilton Anarchist Support

We write this just to give a quick update on the rapidly changing situation in Hamilton. since yesterday, May 31 2018, three more people have been arrested in connection to the so-called Locke St riot: one was picked up by the SPVM in Montreal and was flown to Hamilton, where they are in custody awaiting a bail hearing, and the other two were arrested in Hamilton. One of these people is already out on bail and another will appear again on Monday. Further, the police released an additional three names of people against whom they have laid charges and are seeking to arrest. Charges against all six include mischief against property, unlawful assembly while masked, and variations of conspiracy and counseling to commit those things.

Police Raid Anarchist Library in Berlin’s Kreuzberg Neighborhood

  • Posted on: 30 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

An anarchist library was raided earlier this month in Berlin after police executed search warrants in the hunt for two men wanted in connection to a series of posters depicting police violence during the last year’s G20 protests in Hamburg.

Kalabal!K, located on Reichenberger Strasse in Kreuzberg, was searched on the morning of May 9 after police suspected two men wanted for libel were located inside.

Letter from Cedar on Conspiracy Charges, the Barton Jail, and Solidarity

  • Posted on: 29 May 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

First of all, thanks so much for all the gestures of support and solidarity. Dealing with charges and incarceration is hard, but it makes a huge difference to know that people have your back and understand these attacks by the state in the context of larger struggles for freedom and autonomy. As anarchists, we have a long history of facing repression bravely, and when I feel sad or scared, I think of the toothless grin of Bakunin in Siberia, or the defiant tilt of Louise Michel’s chin as she confronted her judges, or the countless others since those days who have refused to let the violence of the state force them to abandon their ideas and integrity.

Open Letter from UCIL / Brian Valentino

  • Posted on: 28 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Void Network Indonesia

As I wrote this letter, I've been arrested for 21 days in Mapolda D.I.Y prison cell. I'm arrested for my involvement in May Day riot few weeks before. There's some difficulties that I can't really explained it here one by one, but I know for sure that this cells aimed to limit our access to communicate and therefore our further works for the network, a work that was meant to revive the spirit and consciousness to undermine every forms of obedience and submission. I believe we've agreed that it is not intellectual or academic potential that coul raise the consciousness of our surrounding that is rapidly destroyed.

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